Reuters, Bangladesh, 7 Aug 2014 - Bangladesh police used water cannons and teargas on Thursday to disperse hundreds of garment workers staging a hunger-strike to demand back-pay and a holiday bonus.
China Real Time, China, 7 Aug 2014 - A deadly fire at a garment factory in New York City more than a century ago set the stage for widespread support a for labor movement in the U.S. that led to sweeping reforms of workplace-safety laws. Now, some activists are hoping that a recent blast in eastern China that killed at least 75 workers and left 180 other injured can do the same here. Chinese labor-right activists are putting together a petition for the country’s legislators, which they say they hope might help to reshape the labor-rights landscape of the world’s largest manufacturing center.
bulatlat.com, Philippines, 6 Aug 2014 - Members of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in Southern Mindanao region file a case today with the National Labor Relations Commission regarding the illegal dismissal of Darwin Berdera, Donald Berdera and Carl Anthony Olalo. The latter is president of Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Masters Port Services, Inc.
ILO, 2014 - This guide provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter. Include: Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations -- Forced labour -- Elimination of child labour and the protection of children and young persons -- Equality of opportunity and treatment -- Tripartite consultation -- Labour administration and inspection -- Employment policy and promotion -- Vocational guidance and training -- Employment security -- Wages -- Working time -- Occupational safety and health -- Social security -- Maternity protection -- Social policy -- Migrant workers -- HIV and AIDS -- Seafarers -- Fishers -- Docworkers -- Indigenous and tribal peoples -- Specific categories of workers.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, July 2013 - This briefing provides an overview of companies’ impact on freedom of association, including key cases, trends and developments. It highlights concerns raised by civil society, company responses to allegations of misconduct, positive initiatives by business, and developments in law, policy and lawsuits. The briefing also identifies companies with the best and worst response rates, and the countries whose firms have the best and worst response rates.
This latest issue of AP-IRNet Community Updates includes information on the recent 102nd International Labour Conference which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. There is also information on new guidelines for improved performance in dispute settlement systems, as well as highlights of recent industrial relations news from across the Asia-Pacific.
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